Mosaic Artwork Watch Us Soar! Million Minute Reading Challenge Berta Weathersbee welcomes its newest Principal, Mr. Willie Cooks 2017-2018 Broadcast Team 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year PBIS Rewards! Smiling Faces School Faculty and Staff Boys 2 Men Pink OUT Reading Spirit Night
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02/15/18: Troup County School System Reviews Security Measures LCMS Doors

As more details arise of yesterday’s tragic event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl., we want to take this time to offer our thoughts and prayers to the students, faculty, families, and entire community that were impacted.

As a school system, we take safety very seriously. We have measures in place at each of our schools to make TCSS a safe learning environment and we want to share some of them with you.

  1. We employ School Resource Officers (SRO) for each of our middle and high schools. If a student feels their safety is being compromised, they can talk to the SRO.
  2. We have placed new or updated camera equipment and glass security doors in several of our buildings using Education SPLOST funds. We will continue the work until all are updated.  
  3. We work directly with the Sheriff’s Office and LaGrange Police Department on security related matters within our buildings.
02/09/18: Inclement Weather Make-Up Day Announced Harper Grace
Due to TCSS experiencing six inclement weather days, there will be one student instructional make-up day on March 9th as stated in the school calendar. The last day of school for students is still May 22nd.

TCSS EMPLOYEES will need to make-up two days of work time through documentation or submission of annual leave. More information will be forthcoming from your supervisor about documentation for the make-up days.

In addition, CERTIFIED TEACHERS will have two professional learning days scheduled for May 30th and May 31st. These are PLU days for teachers. More information will be shared in the upcoming months on how the PLU days will work.

Photo Credit: Harper Grace, Daughter of Angela Dettmering @ GNMS
Mama Jama Visits!

To kick off their spring book fair, students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently enjoyed being entertained by beloved LaGrange storyteller Mama Jama. Mama Jama, who was welcomed with a performance by the Berta cheerleaders, entertained the students and reminded them of the importance of reading.

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Real Men Read

"We are all connected by our love of books and the children who read them. And our profound belief in the power of stories to shape lives." Sophie Blackall, author

 

Almost twenty community and school volunteers recently attended Berta Weathersbee Elementary School's second annual Real Men Read event, an initiative to help instill a love a reading in students. Each volunteer was assigned to a classroom where they read a story and shared with the children their own personal reading history. The men also told the students how reading impacts them now and how they utilize reading in their careers. A special thank you goes out to all the LaGrange men who supported this event!

 

To see all the pictures from this event, click here.

 

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Flaming Hot!

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Our Flaming Hot Reading promotion is officially over but we really did heat things up! We had close to 200 readers make our Wall of Flame! Check out everybody that made it.

STAR Students of the Month - December

Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their Star Students of the Month for December. Star Students are selected based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students!

 

Pictured are (left to right) Marquez Anderson, Devon Wachal, Jordan Johnson, Willie Cooks, principal, Lorenzo Earl, and Dakota Gardner. Not pictured: Aaliyah Cook

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Flaming Hot Readers

Things are really heating up at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School! Students recently began participating in a flaming hot reading challenge. For every three picture books or one chapter book they read and write a summary on, they earn a bag of individual size hot potato chips. They can earn up to two bags per week. Each time they earn an individual bag, they are entered into a weekly drawing to win a large bag of hot chips. Participants in the incentive also get their picture on the Berta Wall of Flame. 

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PreK and Kindergarten Registration March 12 - 16

 

Registration Dates

Million Minute Reading Challenge Million Minutes

 

Can we do it? Together, we can! We have recently been challenged to read 1,00,000 minutes by the end of the school year. The Million Minute Reading Challenge helps promote a love of reading while increasing reading stamina in students. Students will be rewarded for minutes logged with prizes and special events. Keep up the good work Berta Readers!

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